The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 10 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 9.68% 5.29% 10.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 88.24% 50.00% 71.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 29
Average salary £58,750 £70,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £47,500 £72,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,750 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Canary Wharf
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 20 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.97% 10.58% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 44
Average salary £62,500 £74,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.54% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £68,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £100,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region.

QA Salary Trend in Canary Wharf

QA
Salary Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Canary Wharf

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) Project Management
3 12 (46.15%) Service Management
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL
4 11 (42.31%) PRINCE2
4 11 (42.31%) Service Delivery
4 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
4 11 (42.31%) Supplier Management
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL V2
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
5 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 5 (19.23%) ETL
6 5 (19.23%) IBM
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (19.23%) SAP
6 5 (19.23%) Cognos
6 5 (19.23%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (19.23%) Data Mapping
6 5 (19.23%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) UNIX
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (15.38%) JIRA
8 3 (11.54%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (92.31%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Games
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Service Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Developer
4 5 (19.23%) ETL Developer
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL Manager
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL Expert
5 4 (15.38%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.85%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Manager
7 1 (3.85%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QlikView Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
2 2 (7.69%) PMI
2 2 (7.69%) Equities
2 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Project Management
1 12 (46.15%) Service Management
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) PRINCE2
2 11 (42.31%) Service Delivery
2 11 (42.31%) Supplier Management
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL V2
3 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
4 5 (19.23%) ETL
4 5 (19.23%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (19.23%) Data Mapping
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) IBM
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
1 5 (19.23%) PeopleSoft
1 5 (19.23%) SAP
1 5 (19.23%) Cognos
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft